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Pistol Opera (2001)
 6.4
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Pistol Opera (2001)
Original name: ピストルオペラ
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As one of Suzuki's last fims, it is related to his 1967 Branded to Kill, either as a remake or sequel. The plots of both films involve a third-ranked hit man deposing the top-ranked hit man to claim the top rank.
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, offbeat, realistic, psychedelic, stylized, avant garde
Plot: surrealism, assassin, crime, femme fatale, assassination, avant-garde, assassination attempt, hitman, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, contests and competitions, nude girl, short skirt, mini skirt, hell, yakuza, gun, female assassin, waterfall, wheelchair, pistol, wig ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, deadly, danger, hitman and gangsters mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Pistol Opera: Like a Dragon (2007), Branded to Kill (1967), The Woman Sharper (1963), Tokyo Drifter (1966), Beyond Outrage (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Like a Dragon (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Former Yakuza underling Kiryu Kazuma, who has recently been released from prison after a lengthy incarceration, and is trying to piece his life together and distance himself from his Yakuza past. Unfortunately Kiryu's problems slowly escalate ...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: yakuza, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, bank, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gang, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Branded to Kill (1967)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After botching his latest assignment, a third-ranked Japanese hit man becomes the target of another assassin.
Style: dark humor, serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, organized crime, assassin, assassination, crime, danger, deadly, rivalry, assassination attempt, on the run, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Woman Sharper (1963)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Handsome young Katsuta tries to follow the yakuza code, but even his boss doesn't believe in it. Diamond Fuyu is less ethical, and allows the idiotic Tetsu to trick a schoolgirl he fancies, Hanako, into a type of bonded prostitution. Because of ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: yakuza, gambling, gang, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, rivalry, femme fatale, mysterious character, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal young man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist portrait of what ...
Style: serious, offbeat, surreal, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: killing spree, obsession, gangsters, crime, violence spree, isolation, hitman, crimes, death wish, sex addict, mini skirt, short skirt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Tokyo Drifter (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After yakuza boss Kurata dissolves his own criminal empire, a rival kingpin offers a position to Kurata's top operative, Tetsuya "Phoenix Tetsu" Hondo. When the fiercely loyal Tetsu declines, Otsuka taps unstoppable Tatsuzo the ...
Style: serious, dark humor, offbeat, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: yakuza, hitman, nightclub, betrayal, bar fight, crime, gangsters, hotshot hero, japanese new wave, criminal heroes, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Beyond Outrage (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, crime, gangsters, gory, violence spree, revenge, police corruption, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, tough heroes, crimes, police officer, crime, danger, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 2K
On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, hitman, crime, corruption, politics, police brutality, urban, crimes, deadly, gangsters, assassination, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Headshot (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, neo noir, vengeance, frame up, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, chase, chases and races, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Black Angel Vol. 1 (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tokyo is a dark technopolis, a city of faceless chrome and cold marble. It is ruled by Nogi, a yakuza boss specializing in drugs and murder. He gained absolute power by executing the former boss and marrying his daughter, Chiaki. Only the mysterious ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Plot: girls with guns, femme fatale, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, urban, rape and revenge, gangsters, master warrior, chase, track down, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 400
The Wolves (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, Seji Iwahashi (Tatsuya Nakadai) gets released early -- only to find that his former gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, how long will it ...
Style: rough, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: yakuza, gang, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, tough heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, murder, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 221
The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: wind, headband, hitman, crimes, battles, crime, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, pistol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 897
The Killer (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A cold-blooded contract killer hires the services of a cab driver for a full night. He forces the driver to go around Dubai as he keeps finishing off witnesses scheduled to testify against a gangster.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, crime, crimes, deadly, taxi, hostages, showbiz, chases and races, danger, body landing on a car, blood, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 2K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, criminal's revenge, crime, hitman, money, killer, mafia, hoodlum, violence, crime lord, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
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The Five (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gang, gangsters, murder, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, drug dealing, going straight, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
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Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crime, criminal heroes, going straight, on the run, heist, life turned upside down, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the fifth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is challenged by five warriors, each has one fifth of Ogami's assassin fee and one fifth of the information he needs to complete his assassination.
Style: epic, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, cult, lone wolves, master warrior, gory, assassin, countryside, parents and children, hitman, danger, deadly ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 2K
Kidnap (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A fortnight before her eighteenth birthday, Sonia goes missing. Her family receives a call informing them that she has been kidnapped and her estranged father, a US-based businessman, must now follow the kidnapper’s instructions to the letter if ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, chase, hostages, crime, bollywood, crimes, danger, rivalry, mind game, rescue, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Return of the Street Fighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Martial artist Takuma Tsurugi returns to take on a Yakuza family that may be embezzling money from charities to finance their own operations. Both the police and the Yakuza find themselves battling Tsurugi, but Tsurugi's fight ultimately is ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, prison, adventure, gory, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 1K
Montana (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the mean streets of London's East End, a former Serbian commando and a fourteen-year old boy plot revenge against a powerful crime lord and his ruthless lieutenants. As our heroes prepare to take on their enemies, the boy is mentored in the ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, vengeance, teaching the ways of the world, crime, serbian, assassin, commando, revenge plot, criminal heroes, urban, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dead or Alive (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ryūichi and his small gang of Triad vie for control of the Japanese underworld in a crime-ridden Shinjuku quarter while Detective Jojima tries to bring it down. Jojima attempts to start a gang war between the Triad and yakuza. Ryūichi and Jojima ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gory, stripper, massacre, crime, vengeance, gang, undercover agent, hoodlum, police officer, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 427
Golgo 13 (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Duke Togo (codename: Golgo 13) is a ruthless assassin who's accepted a tricky assignment from an American drug syndicate. His mission is to "rub out" Hong Kong's underworld kingpin. His main obstacle is the relentless Detective ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, assassination, rifle, assassin, karate, sniper, criminal's revenge, government agency, crime, female assassin, diplomat ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fulltime Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's ...
Style: stylized, tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police, danger, rivalry, crime, police detective, crimes, competition, housekeeper, falling in love, agent, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, korea, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 1K
Samurai Spy (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Years of warfare end in a Japan unified under the Tokugawa shogunate, and samurai spy Sasuke Sarutobi, tired of conflict, longs for peace. When a high-ranking spy named Tatewaki Koriyama defects from the shogun to a rival clan, however, the world of ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: samurai, espionage, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, crimes, danger, war, heroes, rivalry, gang, lone wolves ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 3K
Bullett Raja (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, police officer, government official, master criminal, rise to the top, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 1K
Hindsight (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Retired mob boss Du-heon enrolls in a cooking class with the hopes of making a fresh start as a restaurant owner. In the class he meets a quirky girl, Se-bin, and finds himself drawn to her. Despite his determination to wipe the slate clean, Du-heon ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sexy, realistic, exciting
Plot: restaurant, friendship, cooking, assassin, gangsters, crime, assassination, mafia, love, deception, hitman, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
American Brawler (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor must enter the world of illegal pit fighting in order to save his family and his dojo.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, contests and competitions, crime, reunion, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, fight club, mixed martial arts, corruption, gambling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 350
The Bodyguard (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, karate, street shootout, crime, gangsters, fighting crime, tough heroes, crimes, rivalry, vigilantism, righting the wronged ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, usa, japan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This 26th film installment of the Zatoichi series sees Shintaro Katsu return to this classic role after a 10 year hiatus. The blind masseur Ichi gets caught between rival Yakuza clans.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, master warrior, adventure, village, crime, swordsman, crimes, rivalry, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 4K
Killers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, crime, uninhibited rivalry, psychopath, crimes, deadly, rivalry, murder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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